Friday Roundtable

Drug Shortage Challenges and Solutions
in the Time of COVID-19

Friday Roundtables

Friday, October 30, 2020

Drug Shortage Challenges and Solutions in the Time of COVID-19

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11:45 AM Speed Networking Session 
Please come camera ready for effective speed networking! You will have a few minutes to interact with attendees in your room before being directed to another room. 

11:55 AM Organizer’s Opening Remarks
Emily Le, PhD, Founder & CEO, Bioinsider

12:00 PM Roundtable Discussion: Drug Shortage Challenges and Solutions in the Time of COVID-19

Co-moderator: Mina Tadrous, PharmD, Ms, PhD, Scientist, Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care

Co-moderator: Barry Power, PharmD, RPh, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Pharmacists Association

  • Reasons behind the growing number of drug shortages over the last decade worldwide
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened this problem and the unique problem it has presented
  • Explore potential solutions for protecting the global supply chain learning from other industries

 

1:00 PM End of Friday Roundtable

Did you miss it? You can still find out what was discussed at this Friday Roundtable and what action items we should strive to take to solve drug shortage issues. Read here.

Meet Our Moderator

Mina Tadrous, PharmD, Ms, PhD, Scientist, Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care

Mina is a scientist at the Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV). He is a pharmacoepidemiologist and pharmacist and also an assistant professor at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto and investigator with the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network (ODPRN). He completed a PhD in pharmacoepidemiology at the University of Toronto and previously completed a Masters in Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Tennessee, and a Doctor of Pharmacy at Albany College of Pharmacy. He also completed a pharmacy residency in Drug Information and Health Outcomes at the University of Tennessee and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Mina’s research interests lie in developing real-world evidence to inform provincial and national drug policy and the post-marketing surveillance of medications. He has a keen interest in leveraging big data to answer important health care questions. Specifically, he is driven to ensure the appropriate and safe use of medications and the sustainability of public drug programs.

Barry Power, PharmD, RPh, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Pharmacists Association

Barry Power is Editor-in-Chief at the Canadian Pharmacists Association where he oversees development of CPhA drug and therapeutic references. He is a member of CPhA’s Senior Management Team and a member of Health Canada’s Multistakeholder Steering Committee (MSSC) on Drug Shortages.

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